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225/60R17 AT Tire on Trailhawk???

So I tried my new (used) 2015 trailhawk in a small Illinois snowfall and I was reminded how much of a disappointment Wrangler SRA are. Breaking performance was shot with only 1/2" of snow on the pavement with 4 wheel drive on. I Doing research and I am looking at getting new tires.

I was considering getting Falken Wildpeak HT 215/65R17 at $520/set or BFgoodrich KO2 (LT225/65R17) at $790/set.

I found some 225/60R17 All Terrain Continental TerrainContact at $600 a set. It is 3/8" smaller in diameter. But I also read the KO2 does dip the MPG down a little and I do want to avoid that. I do 98% of my driving on the highway and drive ALOT for my job (sometimes 400 miles a week). I do a little off roading but nothing too extreme (dirt and gravel roads a weekend or two in the summer. And a 10 minute shortcut near my place). I am leaning towards the Terrain Contact because I don't want to lose MPG, but I need something that will work in the snow and what little offroading I do.

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i just got my ko2 put on today -
the stock tires look small and weak to me , i also noticed it feels like it grips waaaaay better , time will tell though

it rides great so far - a little bit of noise nothing crazzzy though -- as far as gas milage i have not had enough time to tell the change

the ko2 look great on it and also raised the jeep a tad bit , not much but i can feel it getting in and out


i only got one foto as it was late leaving from work and i was parked in between other cars on the lot so i will get more later

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I've lost some MPG with the KO2s but as an example, I'm at 20-21 and with my Yokohama ATSs I was getting about 22-22.5. With both sets on hwy I get close to 25-26.

If you go shorter on the tire, it will be shorter overall than the factory 215/65/17. Not sure why you'd want to go shorter when you got a TH. 225/65/17 works well, and you can get a few different less aggressive all terrains in that size.
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thanks for the info TX

i would drive it if i got 10 mpg lol its a jeep ,, my wrangler was so bad this is like a dream hahaha

my ford focus was prob the best mpg i have ever had ---- on loooong drives i would get close to 42 or more mpg



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thanks for the info TX

i would drive it if i got 10 mpg lol its a jeep ,, my wrangler was so bad this is like a dream hahaha

my ford focus was prob the best mpg i have ever had ---- on loooong drives i would get close to 42 or more mpg



Selling tires for the last (almost) decade, Ive been driving some cool cars, some really cool cars, and some super fuel efficient cars (see tesla), but I absolutely hate getting into a Lexus CT (a lexus Id like to own) and seeing the customer has 19k on miles and paid 20k for a 2015 AND gets ~40mpg. And it drives very sporty....but its not Jeep.. So yeaaa Ill take my THs mileage, I can still offroad like I want, and still get 20+mpg

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